This past Christmas was a different one, since traveling wasn’t safe for anyone, my husband and I had a small celebration of just the two of us. But that didn’t mean I was going to forego the gifts for the rest of our family. If anything, that was the way of staying connected with them even if we couldn’t see them.
But I’m also trying to not buy a lot of new yarn and actually use what’s on my stash. I’m sure a lot of you can understand the sentiment. Specially because I never know what to do with the bits leftover for projects.
I always joke with friends that I would NEVER make a sweater for anyone than myself and my husband. It’s so much work. And I’ve actually had people ask me (usually people who aren’t close to me) if I would make them a sweater (not commission, just gift them one) And well… no. That’s really too much. But I thought it’d be nice to make these small ones, then I make a bit of a joke about sweaters for everyone, I get to use leftover yarn AND everyone get’s a unique personalized gift. It’s a win-win-win.
To go over this project, I found a pattern on Ravelry that had been modified but so many users, in their notes. I picked one of the easier modifications and i realized i could make one of these in less than an hour. That’s when the sweatermania started. I must’ve knitted at least 20 or 30 sweaters. I would say that the least fun part of these sweaters was weaving all ends.
And of course I never finished the one Im made for myself. I knitted it, but I just never actually put the letter personalization on it. I have a feeling it’s going to sit on my stash until next year…
Anyway, if you are interested in making these small sweater ornaments (that could also be good doll sweaters now that I think about i t) check out my video tutorial below.